Dantzaz

Dantzaz

Associated structure to Malandain Ballet Biarritz 
 
Artistic Director Adriana Pous
Established in Donostia/San Sebastián in Spain since 2002, Dantzaz is a centre for choreographic creation and production. It supports the professionalization of dancers, choreographers and also all future professionals in the sector (technicians, costume designers, production managers, etc.). Up to now, 130 dancers from more than twenty countries have been part of Dantzaz and many of them are now part of the best international ensembles. The structure offers to new values of choreography, such as Martin Harriague, an ideal medium to create. Moreover, it collaborates with local and international creators and does an important work of mediation and local diffusion.
 
Dantzaz is a structure associated with the Malandain Ballet Biarritz. This collaboration is intended to strengthen the projects of both structures by pooling their respective skills. Together, they promote works created by Martin Harriague, the Artist associated with the Malandain Ballet Biarritz. They reinforce the formation of young European dancers, by promoting technical requirements and aesthetic eclecticism. They offer them daily training and invite a range of international choreographers to create for the group. This collaboration also makes possible the support of choreographers based in the Euroregion. They can develop their choreographic work, promote their pieces, thanks to a strong network of partners that the collaboration brought together. Finally, they enhance for various audiences in the Euroregion, the development of awareness-raising itineraries to the creations.
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Pieces available for touring

Season highlights

Throughout the 2021-2022 season, and within the framework of the ATALAK project, the Dantzaz company will be hosting young choreographers such as Amaia Elizaran, Zuriñe Benavente and Hamid Ben Mahi. This transborder project will also be the occasion to welcome Hilde Koch. This great interpreter and assistant of William Forsythe and Nacho Duato will be hosted as artist-in-residence.
At the same time, the company will keep on touring with its various programs such as BAT (choreographies by Sade Mamedova and Martin Harriague), BASOA (choreography by Josu Mujika) and GESALA (choreography by Gil Harush).